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When a tooth is knocked out, extracted or lost to severe tooth decay, it can have a serious negative impact on your appearance and quality of life. One of the most effective methods Dr. Susan Chmiel recommends for restoring the function and appearance of a lost tooth is to have a dental implant installed.

A dental implant in Franklin, Wisconsin, can be installed during a single outpatient appointment, which will require deep sedation. The treatment will involve making a small incision in the gums to gain direct access the underlying bone. Then, a narrow channel will be drilled directly into the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse with the natural bone tissues to provide a strong anchor for your dental crown.

Once the titanium abutment has been fully integrated with the surrounding bone tissues, your dentist will take an impression of the area to fit you for a porcelain crown. With the proper care and cleaning, the implant will restore the full function and appearance of the missing tooth for many years to come.

If you have lost a tooth in your smile, you should contact Drs. Timothy Ross & Susan Chmiel at 414-525-0300 to ask about a dental implant.